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“Ice Road Truckers” Star Tim Zickuhr Accused Of Kidnapping Sex Worker

Tim Zickuhr from the History Channel reality show “Ice Road Truckers” has been charged with kidnapping after allegedly restraining and beating a sex worker whom he had hired after…

Jessica Wakeman | April 21, 2014 - 6:30 pm

The Soapbox: “Game of Thrones,” Thanks for Employing Porn Stars

I’m just going to say it upfront: I’m a massive fan of “Game of Thrones.”
I know it’s problematic, controversial around its portrayals of women, and arguably more violent…

Kitty Stryker | April 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: How PayPal & WePay Discriminate Against The Adult Industry

I was packing my bags, looking forward to a week trip to the Feminist Porn Awards and the Feminist Porn Conference, having finally earned enough through my Patreon patron-funded writing…

Kitty Stryker | April 2, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Porn Industry Shuts Down As Yet Another Adult Film Performer Tests HIV-Positive

Another adult film actor has tested HIV-positive, making this anonymous person the fifth case in the industry this year. Filming has shut down for a third time since this summer as…

Claire Hannum | December 10, 2013 - 4:30 pm

France Considers Sex Work Law Punishing Johns

France’s parliament is reviewing a proposed bill today to curb sex work by punishing the johns with a $2,000 fine while protecting the sex workers. Prostitution is currently legal…

Jessica Wakeman | November 27, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Bloggers Take Joss Whedon & Equality Now To Task

Blogger Melissa Gira Grant critiques Equality Now, which recently had a speech by Joss Whedon in which he discussed feminism, for its anti-prostitution stance … [Talking Points Memo]

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2013 - 7:30 pm

The Soapbox: The Case Against Sex Offender Registries

There’s no defense for rape. And there’s no defense for defending rape — be that minimizing the crime, blaming the victim or focusing so exclusively on the perpetrators that the…

Melissa Petro | March 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Red Umbrella Project Helps Sex Workers Write Their Truth

Stories of sex work are rarely ever told by the people actually doing the work. And the sex work narrative typically portrays those involved in the industry as victims, martyrs…

Julie Gerstein | July 16, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Should Cabbies Be Punished For Knowingly Driving Prostitutes?

We can all agree that sex trafficking of women and girls is abhorrent and should be illegal. Maybe we won’t agree about whether consensual sex work should be legal. (I…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Who Cares If Bill Clinton Took A Pic With Porn Stars?

President Bill Clinton co-hosted a party with Prince Albert of Monaco and took a photograph with three beautiful young women.

Those women just happened to be porn stars.

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2012 - 1:20 pm

A Brief History Of LadyJanes (Women Who Pay For Sex)

When we think of people who hire sex workers, we probably conjure up the image of a shadow-y dudes, all back-alley-creepy-like. But what about the women that pay for it? It’s…

Rachel White | December 22, 2011 - 11:00 am

What To Bring On Your Next Trip To A Hooker

You can leave those extra panties at home, but don’t forget to bring small bills lest your hooker should consider you an idiot. Oh, and if you are buying “it”

Ami Angelowicz | February 4, 2011 - 2:20 pm